Thoughts about Art and Society

  • “The role of the artist is exactly the same as the role of the lover.  If I love you, I have to make you conscious of the things you don’t see.”  –James Baldwin.
  • “What if imagination and art are not frosting at all, but the fountainhead of human experience?” –Rollo May
  • “An artist must have something to say, for mastery over form is not his goal but rather the adapting of form to its inner meaning.” –Wassily Kandinsky
  • “A society must assume that it is stable, but the artist must know, and he must let us know, that there is nothing stable…” –James Baldwin